Pippa Middleton & James Matthews Wed

Younger members of Britain's royal family are expected to celebrate the union of Pippa, 33, to hedge fund manager James Matthews, 41, in a ceremony on Saturday at St Mark's church in Englefield, Berkshire, 75 kilometres west of London, the BBC and other outlets report.

But royal fans were left disappointed as there was no Meghan Markle among the guests, with William and Harry arriving together on foot.

A sweet "ta-ta" from Prince George! The Duchess of Cambridge wore a long-sleeved, blush pink Alexander McQueen dress.

She arrived in a open-top vehicle accompanied by her father, smiling broadly and waving to crowds gathered near St. Mark's church in Englefield, about 50 miles west of London.

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Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty Magazine, said the Middletons could take pleasure in the day: Their first daughter, Kate, had married a future king, and their second daughter, Pippa, had married an extremely wealthy, charming and handsome man.

Other guests included the groom's brother, reality TV star Spencer Matthews, with his friend Donna Air, tennis great Roger Federer and his wife Mirka and Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew.

On the arm of her father, Michael Middleton, Pippa smiled with joy as she arrived at the St Marks Church in a vintage vehicle ahead of her vows.

The lavish wedding of Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is being dubbed the "wedding of the year" by local media.

Princes William and Harry put on a dapper display as they arrived together at the church without their partners. His sister, Princess Charlotte, 2, was a bridesmaid. Guests were advised to bring two outfits so they could change after the wedding ceremony.

Older sister Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, was close by to arrange her dress as she walked into the church to say her vows to groom James Matthews.

The airspace above both villages has been closed to prevent intrusive press crews from flying overhead or launching drones to get video footage.

Matthew and Pippa briefly dated in 2012 but became serious a year ago.

She graduated from Edinburgh University with an English literature degree, before working part-time for her parents' party paraphernalia business.

  • Julie Sanders